Marcel Duchamp and John Cage (1972)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Run Time - 25 min.  |  
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Marcel Duchamp and John Cage is both a document of a chess game and an unusual theory on the nature of art. While Duchamp and Cage play chess, Duchamp is filming the match according to a semi-random program of camera placement, focus setting, and length of shot. The film is constructed like one of Cage's musical compositions, and he talks at length about his esthetic philosophies as well.